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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jul 21, 2015, 08:37 Atomic
 
Confused:

Apollo 11 Launch - July 16
Hiroshima bomb - Aug 6
Nagasaki bomb - Aug 9
 
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
41. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 9, 2015, 12:41 Atomic
 
SlimRam wrote on Jul 9, 2015, 11:57:
Blue, with the apparent return of Derek to the fold, it might be time for a partnership of sorts with him. What I mean is that maybe he could do a piece every so often for your page and it would be the thoughts from a developer on whatever current "scandalous" type happenings going on in the world of video game development. It could be called Overdeveloped with Derek Smart and I think it could be HUGE! Of course you would have to deal with the constant ego maniacal self stroking and occasional mini flame wars that may erupt but think of influx of visitors to the site! I mean hell, people would show up JUST to take pot shots at Derek! It's got WIN written all over it! Just think about it guys...this could be something magical, nausea inducing, and god forbid, even enlightening!

A huge +1 , and I don't even care if you are being sarcastic or not.
 
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News Comments > Indie Developers on Steam Refunds
27. Re: Indie Developers on Steam Refunds Jun 8, 2015, 12:32 Atomic
 
When are developers going to stop expecting the worst from their customers? First piracy, and now this.

Yes, there are people that will steal your game. Yes, there are people that will abuse a refund policy. Suck it up. Spend your energy and talents on providing value to the people that want to give you their money.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Jun 1, 2015, 10:47 Atomic
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 10:36:
What would people like that do with their lives if there wasn't something to be offended by? They'd have to create something. Christ go house the homeless or do something worthwhile.

I agree with the sentiment, but doesn't it apply to just about everything bitched about in these very forums? First world problems, all. It's really quite silly when you think about it, and we could probably all benefit from that advice.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. May 14, 2015, 13:31 Atomic
 
Original link not working for me, so here is the direct link to the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKJGxBseSMA
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Elders React Jan 22, 2015, 12:07 Atomic
 
Ok, that literally had me LOL.

Favorite line: "Oh, I decked her. I didn't want to deck her. I wanted to shoot her".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Needs moar Yakety Sax. Jan 1, 2015, 14:26 Atomic
 
Here ya go, Blue.

http://bennyhillifier.com/?id=vupgBykQnko
 
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Auction Suspended
12. Re: Steam Holiday Auction Suspended Dec 12, 2014, 10:53 Atomic
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 10:50:
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 10:49:
ForgedReality wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 10:32:
Half-Life 3 confirmed!
For iOS devices

Card game....

Graphic novel.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
27. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2014, 17:38 Atomic
 
Creston wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 17:26:
Necrophob wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 14:58:
"When we're on the phone and you talk real slow. Cause it's late and your mama don't know." The genius that is Taylor Swift. Talk real slow? I'm not sure that's a valid method of remaining undetected...

yeah, but "soft" don't rhyme with "know", homey!


"Low" does. Look at me, I'm a song writer!
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous VR Impressions
1. Re: Elite: Dangerous VR Impressions Nov 6, 2014, 16:37 Atomic
 
Sounds like VR has found it's "killer app". I've never been real thrilled about using VR with an FPS, but this sounds pretty exciting.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen DFM Patch Imminent
31. Re: Star Citizen DFM Patch Imminent Sep 11, 2014, 15:33 Atomic
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 15:22:
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 09:49:
After seeing some of the battlestation setups by fans, I now understand how this game has an almost limitless pool of funds to tap in to.

Some of those setups are just disgustingly awesome.

Even comes with a Kilrathi Co-Pilot

HA! I totally missed that on my first look.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen DFM Patch Imminent
4. Re: Star Citizen DFM Patch Imminent Sep 11, 2014, 09:59 Atomic
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 09:49:
After seeing some of the battlestation setups by fans, I now understand how this game has an almost limitless pool of funds to tap in to.

Some of those setups are just disgustingly awesome.

Any day now, Centauri is going to show up and take this guy away to defend the frontier against Xur and Ko-dan Armada.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month
18. Re: Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month Sep 3, 2014, 17:35 Atomic
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 16:04:
Atomic wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 14:14:
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 13:45:
Yeah, so how many actual units have been sold? Anyone can ship a bazillion copies of anything.

Drink your lunch again? It says "sold-in more than 8 million units" in the first sentence.

Well aren't you a clever boy. So clever that you don't even realize that sold-in is just a cute marketing term meaning shipped and not actual sales purchased by consumers. Or were you incapable of comprehending that from my original question?

I was just teasing you, but I guess it's true what they say about poking a bear with a stick. But now that you mention it, I've never heard of "sold-in" being used to refer to "shipped" and I've been in the retail/wholesale/distribution industry for over 20 years. So that usage is not exactly common. If you are intent on educating me, I love a source of that usage that I can review.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month
4. Re: Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month Sep 3, 2014, 14:14 Atomic
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 13:45:
Yeah, so how many actual units have been sold? Anyone can ship a bazillion copies of anything.

Drink your lunch again? It says "sold-in more than 8 million units" in the first sentence.
 
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News Comments > The Carbon Footprint of Games Distribution
2. Re: The Carbon Footprint of Games Distribution Sep 3, 2014, 10:07 Atomic
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 09:49:
I call bull**** on this one. So having a master shipped to a production facility in China, having all the assets produced than shipped here via tanker, then train and truck is more green than me downloading a file from across the country? And it says nothing of the waste that has to be picked up and removed for recycling or landfill. Bull****.

Digital distribution generally circumvents taxation. Justify an "environmental" tax on digital distribution, problem solved.

But it could even be more simple than that. It seems the chief researcher works for Sony, and this could simply be an attempt to justify the continuation of BD as a preferred distribution method.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 10:35 Atomic
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 10:11:
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 10:07:
Is there anyone who openly despises their fanbase more than game developers and journalists?

Yeah I was just thinking about that the other day. Apart from a few notable exceptions, most developers really do have a hard time rolling with the (mostly justified) punches that their fans keep throwing at them.

Nothing from the book, music or film industry even comes close.

Game developers seems to thrive on public opinion more than those other industries. Why else do they seek constant approval at every stage of the process? The book, music and film industries typically say very little until the finished product is delivered, and certainly never in a context of seeking approval or input to their process.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: F-16 Lands Uncomfortably Low.... Jul 7, 2014, 13:04 Atomic
 
Yea, kind of crazy. I don't think it an accident.

And, I'm fairly certain that is an F-18, but still a cool video.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 3, 2014, 14:13 Atomic
 
Boy, his voice is annoying. I'm glad I stuck with it though, because I thought that was a very cogent argument.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2014, 12:10 Atomic
 
That Kenny Baker line had me LOL. Nice one, Blue.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Jun 18, 2014, 11:15 Atomic
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 18, 2014, 10:33:
SS wrote on Jun 18, 2014, 09:40:
Anita Sarkeesian is one cute little cupcake.

Proving the point.

Even the cracked article from yesterday's ootb pointed this issue out, and the worse issue that you can't mention it without games flipping their **** in ways more dramatic than anything else can. For some odd reason they view it as a personal attack and get super defensive, irrational, and say the worst misogynistic stuff to prove there's no issue.

Or, people like Cutter who get irate when companies screw him for a profit claim this is fine because companies do it for a profit.

Might want to get your sarcasm meter checked. Not only is it not working, your over-reactive filter seems to be on the fritz too.
 
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